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Added in Afterbirth

Holy Light is a passive item added in The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth.

Effects[]

  • Isaac has a chance to fire a glowing blue tear that, after colliding with an enemy, spawns a damaging beam of light (similar to Crack the Sky Crack the Sky).
    • Removed in RepentanceEach beam of light deals quadruple (4x) Isaac's tear damage.
    • Added in RepentanceEach beam of light deals triple (3x) Isaac's tear damage.
    • A single beam of light can damage multiple enemies.
  • Added in Repentance This item belongs to the Seraphim set. Collecting three items from this set will transform Isaac into an angel.

Notes[]

  • The chance to fire a holy tear (activation rate) depends on the Luck stat.
    • The activation rate is equal to 1/(11 - Luck).
      • At base luck (0), the activation rate is 9.09%.
      • At 9 luck, the activation rate maximizes at 50%.
  • Its damage is multiplied from the tear's damage, not directly from Isaac's Damage.
    • This means that, if the tears's damage has been multiplied from effects such as Proptosis Proptosis or Tough Love Tough Love, the beam's damage is also multiplied.

Synergies[]

  • Added in Afterbirth †Compound Fracture Compound Fracture / Cricket's Body Cricket's Body / The Parasite The Parasite: Holy Light tears will have split tears with Holy Light effect; normal tears will not have split tears with Holy Light effect.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Lachryphagy Lachryphagy: If Holy Light tears feed normal tears, fed normal tears will not gain Holy Light effect; however if normal tears feed Holy Light tears, it will just increase the size of fed Holy Light tears.
  • The Ludovico Technique The Ludovico Technique: The controlled tear will sometimes glow and trigger the beam.

Interactions[]

  • Following items can trigger Holy Light effect:
  • Following items do not trigger Holy Light effect:
  • 20/20 20/20 / Keeper Keeper and other multi-shot effects: Each shot can have Holy Light effect separately.
  • Brimstone Brimstone / Azazel Azazel / Tainted Azazel Tainted Azazel: Overrides Holy Light.
    • Added in Repentance The Brimstone shot can create beams of light.
  • Dr. Fetus Dr. Fetus: Overrides Holy Light.
    • Added in Repentance The bombs created by Dr. Fetus can create beams of light upon exploding for each enemy hit by the explosion, although there is no visual indication that this will happen. The beams deals a flat 10.5 damage.
  • Epic Fetus Epic Fetus: Overrides Holy Light.
    • Added in Repentance The rockets created by Epic Fetus can create beams of light upon exploding for each enemy hit by the explosion, although there is no visual indication that this will happen. The beams deals a flat 10.5 damage.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Euthanasia Euthanasia: Having Holy Light effect on a tear does not affect the burst tears from it. They can have Holy Light effect applied depending on Isaac's Luck.
  • Explosivo Explosivo:
    • Added in RepentanceExplosivo tears can have the Holy Light effect applied to them. These tears spawn beams of light upon exploding for each enemy hit by the explosion. The beams deal a flat 10.5 damage.
  • The Forgotten The Forgotten: The melee and ranged attack can create beams of light.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Haemolacria Haemolacria: Occasionally fires Haemolacria tears with Holy Light effect. Only the main tear will contain the effect and not the burst tears.
    • Added in Repentance If the main tear has the effect, burst tears also gain the effect.
  • Holy Light: Additional copy of this item through Diplopia Diplopia or Crooked Penny Crooked Penny etc. has no effect.
    • Additional copy of this item is counted for Seraphim set.
  • Ipecac Ipecac: If the explosives don't kill enemies instantly, explosives with Holy Light will spawn a light beam after the explosion is over.
    • A beam of light with a tripled damage spawn on top of the closest enemy from the explosion, and beams with a flat 10.5 damage spawn for each enemy hit by the explosion
  • Mom's Knife Mom's Knife: Overrides Holy Light.
    • Holy Light can trigger on both held and thrown knives.
  • Mucormycosis Mucormycosis: The spores with Holy Light effect do not spawn beams of light, including the one from Isaac.
  • Multidimensional Baby Multidimensional Baby: Duplicated tears have Holy Light effect if the tear they originated had it.
  • Sinus Infection Sinus Infection: The boogers with Holy Light effect do not spawn beams of light.
  • Spirit Sword Spirit Sword: Hitting an enemy with Spirit Sword has a chance to spawn a damaging beam of light.
  • Tear Detonator Tear Detonator: Having Holy Light effect on a tear does not affect the burst tears from it. They can have Holy Light effect applied depending on Isaac's Luck.
  • Teardrop Charm Teardrop Charm: Activation rate is affected.
  • Technology Technology: Overrides Holy Light.
    • The lasers can create beams of light.
  • Technology Zero Technology Zero: Electricity connecting tears with Holy Light tears will not gain Holy Light effect.
  • Technology 2 Technology 2: Tears will occasionally have Holy Light effect.
    • The lasers can create beams of light.
  • Tech X Tech X: Overrides Holy Light.
    • The lasers can create beams of light.
  • Trisagion Trisagion: Overrides Holy Light.
    • Blasts can apply Holy Light, with a light beam being generated on each damage tick, dealing Isaac's tear damage per beam (three times Trisagion's damage).

Trivia[]

  • Prior to Repentance, this item's description was "Holy shot!" This may have been a reference to "holy shit" sometimes being misspelled as "holy shot" when typing.

In-game Footage[]

Seeds[]

PC ZP6Z DNGG (First floor Treasure Room)

PC MVSF JE4P (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PC KAG1 N40P (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PC ADRX D2JV (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PC AEAR 8JHW (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PC FHTF 94B8 (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

Switch Greed mode only EJLG 1YBD (First Golden Treasure Room)

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